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My Son, the Hero (1962)
"Arrivano i titani" (original title)

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An evil king makes a bargain with a devil in order to get away with murdering his wife.

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Credited cast:
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Cadmo
Giuliano Gemma ...
Krios
Antonella Lualdi ...
Ermione
Serge Nubret ...
Rator
Jacqueline Sassard ...
Antiope
Gérard Séty ...
Aquiles
Tanya Lopert ...
Licina
Ingrid Schoeller ...
Emerate
Franco Lantieri ...
Tarete
Monica Berger
Maria Luisa Rispoli ...
Marzia (as Luisa Rispoli)
Isarco Ravaioli ...
Centinela
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Sumo Sacerdote / High Priest
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Aldo Pedinotti ...
A Titan
Fernando Sancho
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Krios, the youngest of the Titans, may be the least strong of the seven brothers whose strength comes from their mother, earth-goddess Gaia, but is by far the smartest, and thus their natural leader. He arrives on Crete, the kingdom of the mighty king Minos, impresses him as gladiator, gains his trust, falls in love with a mortal girl and discovers both Minos's human sacrifice-cult and a foreign conspiracy to seize power with a hidden army. Written by KGF Vissers

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A GIANT SPECTACLE...Shot in Spain for Peanuts!

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Somewhat better than average muscleman epic
12 May 2001 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Here's one entry in the sword and sandal cycle that is pretty enjoyable, as it blends fantasy elements into the standard strong man vs evil king story. It even manages to foreshadow the 'stranger' themes of spaghetti westerns in its final scenes. Giuliano Gemma is the likeable hero who takes on the evil King Cadmus of Crete, who has struck a deal with the devil (so to speak)in order to get away with murdering his wife. Director Tessari seems to have had a reasonable budget here: too bad the pan and scan print is what is currently available. Incidentally, the rumours attributed to both the Maltin guide and the Psychotronic Film Guide are wrong: there's no evidence that any of the dubbing was done to achieve comic effect (though there are some intentionally funny moments).


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